Thursday, February 23, 2012

Gluten Hates Me: Top FIVE Fast Foods

What is it about having a cold that sucks all the energy out of you? I guess my body is using the majority of my energy to make snot and the rest is going towards whining about the amount of snot.

Needless to say, I have no energy.

I almost didn’t even take a lunch to work yesterday because I just felt so tired and couldn’t think of what to throw together. Around 1:00pm I would have been regretting that but luckily I always keep a handful of pre-prepared lunches in the house for just this occasion.

I’m not a huge fan of processed foods but I understand that they have a place in my life. There are some days where even chopping some veggies and throwing them into a container with quinoa is too much. Fast food is not really an option, and it’s worse for me than my Top 5 favorite go-go foods!

Gluten Hates Me: Top 5 Gluten Free Go-Go Foods

                          Chicken Chili with White Beans

Kettle Cuisine Chicken Chili with White Beans

I absolutely LOVE this soup! It’s my favorite of all the Kettle Cuisine soups. All the chicken bits are good and the broth is super flavorful. Anytime this goes on sale at Whole Foods or Target I stock up!

                                  

Pacific Natural Foods – Chicken & Wild Rice Soup

*Note- Not all Pacific Soups are gluten free! This is a new soup that just happened to be on sale at Harris Teeter this past week. It is SO good!! Yes, one of the ingredients is crispy chicken skin BUT the calories and fat are still pretty good. The Wild Rice really makes this soup, and just like Kettle Cuisine, all the chicken bits are good!

 

     

Garden Lites Roasted Vegetable Soufflé

Available in bulk at Costco, these little soufflĂ©s are great in a pinch. The texture of the souffle isn’t the best for me, but the flavor and the packed in nutrients is awesome. Under 200 calories, I always try to pack some additional veggies and hummus to have on the side.

                            

Tasty Bite Madras Lentils

I have blogged about these lentils before (SO MANY TIMES) but they will always be on the list! These lentils taste like the best homemade chili you’ve ever eaten. BONUS: you can microwave them in the pouch! Yay!

                         

Applegate Farms Gluten Free Chicken Nuggets

Fully cooked, these little babies just need a quick zap in microwave or heat up in the oven and you’re good to go! The flavor on these is amazing; you would never guess that they’re gluten free! 7 nuggets in a serving, these are a great grab with some veggies and hummus.

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What about you? What your favorite gluten free go-go foods? Share them in the comments and I’ll update this post!